Fiddling with Appium Desktop – initial learning and gotchas

What is Appium Desktop ? Launched about an year ago, Appium desktop is a desktop app that provides a GUI to run the Appium server and (much more importantly) offers a GUI capability to inspect apps under test (locally and remotely) Through this post I will share my experience with Appium desktop installation and launch … Continue reading Fiddling with Appium Desktop – initial learning and gotchas

#100daysofcode :: Python 3.0 , interrupting an endless loop from the keyboard,gracefully

Recently I started out on a mission to further hone my programming skills. Out of the courses that I explored online, the #100daysofcode course from the TalkPython folks appealed to me the most. It is challenging,structured and the instructors are great. I will be blogging my micro-learnings onthis journey. This is the first one from … Continue reading #100daysofcode :: Python 3.0 , interrupting an endless loop from the keyboard,gracefully

Exploring the Cypress API – getting and asserting on a DOM element’s children

A common operation during Web UI tests is to view and validate contents of a drop down. As part of my exploration of the ever likable Cypress automation toolset, I recently wrote a UI workflow tests that amongst other things validated the contents and count of a drop down list's elements. I was dreading that … Continue reading Exploring the Cypress API – getting and asserting on a DOM element’s children

A newbie’s toe dip into JS based Test automation using Cypress.io

Recently, I have started exploring alternatives to Selenium Webdriver for E2E Web UI automation and the first tool set that I tried my hand at was Cypress Cypress is a compellingly marketed offering with a touted usp of - Not being a framework based off Selenium Leveraging off existing JavaScript BDD ecosystem ( Mocha and Chai) … Continue reading A newbie’s toe dip into JS based Test automation using Cypress.io

“Testing is slowing us down” , moving from blame to involvement and engagement

"It is Testing that is really slowing the Project down" "Why are we finding all these bugs, so late in the Project" "Testers must be testing edge cases to death" I dont know of many experienced Testers who haven't heard  some or all of the above statements before . I heard it again yesterday and … Continue reading “Testing is slowing us down” , moving from blame to involvement and engagement

Using cURL commands in a REST client , without wanting to know cURL ;)

I am a newbie to cURL and dont understand cURL commands , neither have I used cURL to make REST API calls before. Recently I encountered a situation where I had access to some cURL "code" and I had to use that perform some GET and POST operations on a REST end-point. Due to lack … Continue reading Using cURL commands in a REST client , without wanting to know cURL 😉